Thank you to our 2012 sponsors
The Decanter World Wine Awards would like to say a big thank you to the sponsors for the 2012 competition: Riedel, Belu, and Nespresso.
The competition received 14,120 wine entries, the largest number of entries since the competition began in 2004. We have to say a very big thank you to our sponsors for their support during Judging Week and throughout the year.
Riedel are proud to bring to you the very finest crystal glassware, all manufactured in our own factories in Austria and Germany under our three main brands; Riedel, Spiegelau and Nachtmann.
"The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make." (Quote: Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate)
"The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50 years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure than almost any winemaking dynasty". (Quote: TIME MAGAZINE)
Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He is thus the inventor of the functional wine glass. Make a journey through our world of glasses and senses. On the following internet pages you will find detailed information about our glass creations and our unique philosophies on the ultimate enjoyment of wine.
For more information please visit www.riedel.com.
Belu is a pioneering social enterprise that produces the UK’s most ethical water brand. Our crystal clear, natural mineral water is UK produced and available in both still and sparkling.
We are the UK's first bottled water to be 100% carbon neutral. All of our bottles are made here in the UK using the highest possible percentage recycled materials.
We are the exclusive bottled water partner of WaterAid, giving them all of our profits - guaranteeing a minimum of £100,000 a year.
We are the first bottled water to be given Approved Supplier status by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
For more information please visit http://www.belu.org/
The Nespresso coffee machines are both beautiful in design and simple to use. More importantly, they are the only machines capable of revealing the true character and rich aroma of the coffee contained in each capsule.
For more information please visit http://www.nespresso.com